The Marvel Studios and Sony are collaborating to launch a new Spiderman franchise, the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman, the audience is very excited about him now as he totally nailed it in Captain America Civil War and pulled off a surprisingly good performance. It is based on “Spiderman Homecoming” storyline, the comic was launched in the 1990’s and the idea was to re-invent Spiderman character in comics which totally aligns with the present vision of Sony Pictures. The title is apt as it’s a coming-of-age High-school drama and he is actually coming back to his home i.e Marvel roster.
The studio has finalized on making Vulture as the big villain which will be played by popular actor Michael Keaton.He will be wearing a suit which gives him the ability to fly at increased strength, built from the remains of Chitauri (a race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters) technology from the battle of New York. He will employ the help of a villain called “The Tinkerer” to make the suit, in comics he is known to be a man with a penchant to make spectacular mechanical devices. There is also Shocker who was part of the trailer.
Recently, the Short List entertainment magazine asked Tom Holland as to who will win among the three different versions of the Spiderman, he emphatically said:
“Me, Absolutely. Hands Down.”
This kind of confidence has to come from somewhere, or else you lose your credibility in the industry. His optimism may not be misplaced because of two reasons – firstly as Sony-Marvel are working together, there will be a huge amount of synergy (marketing, production and financial) which wasn’t the case earlier; secondly, it’s possible for Spiderman to interact with other Marvel characters now which could make for great entertainment. For instance, Tony Stark has an important role in the Homecoming movie. Let’s just wait and see.